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Homework Help: Electric field inside the bulb !

  1. May 26, 2008 #1
    Electric field inside the bulb!!!!!!

    There are 6.3e28 mobile electrons per cubic meter in tungsten. The cross-sectional area of the tungsten filament in bulb B1 is 0.01 mm2 (1 mm2 = 1e-6 m^2). The electron mobility in hot tungsten is 1.2e-4 (m/s)/(N/C). Calculate the magnitude of the electric field inside the tungsten filament in bulb

    2. Relevant equations

    E= electric field
    V= voltage
    L = length of the filament
    E = (V/L)

    V= IR v= uE

    I= qnAv or I= qnAuE

    q = charge of electron = -1.6e-19
    A = cross sectional area
    v= drift speed
    u= electron mobility which is = 1.2e-4
    n= 6.3e28

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have tried every way like used v=uE but therer are two unknowns, then in I= qnAuE there are two unknowns, what do I do.

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